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Thank you to Mater Dei Prep and Gabbie

August 11, 2022

Thank you to Gabby, who takes care of several farms in Rumson, for offering these attractive brochures filled with delicious recipes for our Client’s Choice pantry recipients. Created by Mater Dei Prep students, the brochures will be a nice surprise for pantry clients, who will find them in their grocery bags, along with produce donated by Gabby’s farms! Thank you... View Article


August 10, 2022

Please join Lunch Break for an evening of entertainment, dancing, cocktails and fine cuisine, as we celebrate 39 years of bringing basic necessities, life skills, employment coaching and housing assistance to our food- and financially-insecure community members on Friday, Oct. 14th at the Park Loft in Oceanport. “Renew the Promise of Hope” fall gala will honor several philanthropic community leaders... View Article

Community Picnic & Softball

August 10, 2022

There she is Lunch Break Executive Director Gwendolyn Love throwing the first pitch during a Jersey Shore BlueClaws game against the Hudson Valley Renegades at First Energy Park. But can she defend the Lunch Break home team during the Saturday, August 20th Softball Challenge at Count Basie Field in Red Bank? Join us starting at 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the... View Article

Clara’s Closet Monthly Clothing Giveaway

August 9, 2022

Two dates this week for Clara’s Closet Monthly Clothing Giveaway: Wednesday Aug. 10th and Saturday, Aug. 13th from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church (26 Sunset Ave., Red Bank). Get a jump on fall and back-to-school shopping with sweaters, T-shirts, jeans, and more. As always, there’s never a charge and masks are required. Please bring your own tote... View Article

Score One for Lunch Break!

August 9, 2022

We’re at the goal line and can score a touchdown in Gannett Foundation’s “A Community Thrives” CrowdFunding Challenge by raising more dollars before midnight Friday, Aug. 12th to be considered for a Community Thrives grant. Your contribution will help our neighbors in need receive life’s basic necessities, youth vocational counseling and college prep guidance, temporary housing, and employment skills training... View Article

Field of Dreams!

August 9, 2022

Clients and volunteers enjoyed a field trip to FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood to cheer home team Jersey Shore BlueClaws as they shut out rivals Hudson Valley Renegades in a 2-0 victory. Not only were our guests treated to America’s favorite pastime and the best stadium food ever, they experienced the fun of being with family and friends. Thank you to... View Article

Thank you Otherworld

August 8, 2022

Joe Magliano, co-founder of Otherworld, was kind enough to donate a generous supply of nutritious, good-for-you Otherworld pancake and waffle mixes for our food-insecure clients in need of healthy breakfast options. Otherworld’s ready-made mixes are not only delicious, they are 100 percent plant-based, and are made with whole grains, fruits, vegetables and super foods, without any added sugar, dairy, nuts,... View Article

A Slice of Cake Goes a Long Way

August 5, 2022

We always are happy to see our young neighbors learning the valuable lesson of giving back to their community. Six-year-old Blake Gallo was kind enough to collect frosting, cake mix and school supplies to share with our families in need. She and big sister Henny stopped by to drop off the donations. Thank you girls for supporting our mission!

Lunch Break was Thrilled to Participate in the Festival Kickoff Event

Lunch Break was Thrilled to Participate in the Festival Kickoff Event
August 4, 2022

Lunch Break was thrilled to participate in the Two River Theater’s Crossing Borders Festival kickoff event yesterday at Johnny Jazz Park, on the corner of Drs James Parker Boulevard and Shrewsbury Avenue in Red Bank. The entertainment continues from 6-8 p.m. today through Sunday, Aug. 7. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the music and summer weather.